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Age Spots

First Health Medical Centre

Age Spots

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As people age, unsightly blemishes – commonly called age spots – resulting from sun damage, hormones or genetics, UVA sunlight stimulates pigment cells called, ‘melanocytes’ to manufacture pigment called, ‘melanin’

Age spots usually occur in adults over 40, but younger people can also get them if they spend a lot of time in the sun.  Age spots can appear on the face and on the back of the hands. The spots – also called lentigines, lentigos or liver spots – are sharply defined, rounded, brown or black, flat patches of skin. The most common colour is brown, but they can also be red or almost black.

Why treat age spots

Physical, emotional and social reasons for treating age spots include:

  • Improved appearance.
  • Enhanced self-esteem.
  • Promotion of better skin health.

Treatment options for age spots

Our doctor will do the assessment and will decide the best course of treatment to help you

We provide following treatment for age spots

  • Chemical Peels
  • Cryosurgery

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